Stars in their eyes at event

AMATEUR astronomers are being invited to look to the stars.

To coincide with the BBC’s annual Stargazing Spectacular Live and in partnership with the South Tyneside Astronomical Society, North Tyneside is hosting the event at St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, on Saturday.

The event is free, and visitors can drop in any time between 7pm and 11pm.

Warm, sensible clothing and footwear is recommended.

Access to the lighthouse tower will be available at an extra charge.

For more information contact Wallsend Library on (0191) 643 2075.